Based on true events, Hulu Series THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE dramatizes the events leading to Michelle Carter’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter of boyfriend Conrad Roy. The Screenplay by Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus is inspired by the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron. The then-18-year-old had been struggling with his mental health and commit suicide in 2014 after it was learned that Carter had encouraged him to do so.
In the lead role is the talented Elle Fanning as Carter and the eight-episode Series introduces us to her reacting to news of Roy‘s (Colton Ryan) death. She overreacts, as if to mask her guilt, and is eager to make it known that she is grieving whether it be to her own parents, or Roy‘s mother Lynn (ChloëSevigny), whom had never met nor heard of Carter through her son. The two maintained a relationship via their phones, only having met in-person a few times. We get a glimpse of Roy, who is seeking professional help and move our way backwards as we understand Carter and Roy‘s connection and how it leads to ill-fated consequences.
Over-compensating and hyper-concerned about her perception, Fanning taps into Carter‘s desire for sympathy and need for others to know how much she loved Roy. One chilling scene in the first episode has her reciting verbatim a scene from “Glee” where Lea Michele‘s Rachel is paying tribute to Finn (Cory Monteith), deeply-haunting. The Series sets this all up perfectly for us to want to unravel the-troubling relationship between Carter and Roy and its consequences. In addition to some fine work from Fanning, Sevigny also disappears completely into Roy’s mother as she navigates her grief and her life intersecting with the young woman responsible for her son’s death.
The Series will be available in Canada on W Network and also STACKTV on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 9 PM ET/PT. It screens at SXSW ’22 as follows:
Visionary Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Paterson) brings us his latest effort, THE DEAD DON’T DIE featuring one or the most eclectic Casts ever!
Synopsis: THE DEAD DON’T DIE – the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
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Universal Pictures Canada release THE DEAD DON’T DIEFriday, June 14, 2019.
You know well our love of Horse Racing and that bond with horses. We have been curious about LEAN ON PETE since TIFF ’17 and now comes a Canadian release date and Trailer!
Based on Willy Vlautin‘s award-winning novel, LEAN ON PETE tells the story of a homeless teen in Oregon whose best friend is a failing racehorse sets off on a difficult journey to find his only known relative, who once lived 1,000 miles away in Wyoming. Charlie Plummer and Chloë Sevigny star.
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Elevation Pictures release LEAN ON PETEFriday, April 13, 2018 in Toronto, additional cities to come.
Lizzie takes place six months leading up to the murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and step-mother. It follows the relationship between Borden (Chloë Sevigny) and the Irish housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), who lived in the Borden house during that time.
Writer Bryce Kass based the Film off a theory of what happened in the Borden house the day of the murders, August 4 1892. And Director Craig WilliamMacneill creates the period and intimate moments between Borden and Sullivan beautifully. Sevigny relishes in Borden and makes her captivating. While seen often as a murderer, she humanizes the character and makes the audience feel something for her. Stewart masters the Irish accent and captures the innocence in Bridget’s eyes. Together their chemistry is explosive.
Lizzie screens at Sundance on Jan. 19 at 9PM at PC Library, Jan. 20 at 8:30AM at Prospector PC, Jan. 21 at 12:15PM at The Grand SLC, Jan. 25 at 9:30PM at Eccles PC, and Jan. 26 at 12PM at Temple PC.
It’s day three at the Sundance Film Festival and the snow has come, hard. Roads were backlogged and the temperatures hit below zero but that didn’t stop anything from happening at the Festival. The Films were still playing, the stars were still out and most important fans were flocking to theatres.
Some of the Films having their premieres tonight in Park City are Colette, TYREL, Sorry To Bother You, Yardie and Wildlife. Colette is about a young woman, played by Keira Knightly, in Paris who writes novels and gets them published under her husbands name. TYREL is about a man who begins to panic when he realized he is the only black person at a birthday weekend party in a secluded cabin. It stars Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbot, Ann Dowd, Michael Cera and Caleb Landry Jones.Sorry To Bother You follows a black Telemarketer who discovers a magical key to professional success which propels him into a macaber universe. It stars TessaThompson, Terry Crews, Armie Hammer and Keith Stanfield. Yardie is the directorial debut from Idris Elba about a young boy who witnesses his brother’s assassination and ten years later is sent on a mission to London. And Wildlife is the directorial debut of Paul Dano who co-wrote the script with Zoe Kazan, which is adapted from the Richard Ford Novel of the same name. Its described solely as a portrait of a family in crisis and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan as husband and wife.
But the stars aren’t only attending premieres they are also walking along Main Street in Park City doing press or grabbing a bite to eat. There were plenty of stars sitting on that strip such as Jane Fonda, Craig Robinson, Common, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Wilson, Jim Parsons and much more. It’s only day three there is just over a week more to go but this Festival shows no signs of slowing down!
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It’s day two here at Sundance Film Festival and the momentum is building quickly. MainStreet in Park City is buzzing with parties day and night. One of the main hotspots was the Sundance TV Kickoff Party where we spotted the likes of Terry Crews and Dominic Cooper. Moments after, a much in-the-news Ashley Judd was seen in the vicinity stopping for a Selfie.
It isn’t only the parties that are warming-up a snowy Park City, it’s also the starpower. Several Red Carpets took place including American Animals, a Heist Thriller starring EvanPeters and Barry Keoghan; Don’t Worry He Wont Get Far On Foot directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Elephant) and starring Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix about a disabled rights Activist John Callahan who turns to drawing after becoming paralyzed;Lizzie starring Producer Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart which is said to be Beautiful Creatures-like and based on the Borden Family murders; and Mandy starring Nicolas Cage as a man hunting a religious sect which killed his wife, all premiered tonight in Park City.
See the Teaser for the new Van Sant Film below:
Wait until you get to know John Callahan.
Get your first look at Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, starring Joaquin Phoenix, @JonahHill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Salt Lake City also is booming with that Sundance spirit! It saw a Premiere for You Were Never Really Here which stars Sundance “It Boy” Phoenix. This is the Film for which he won Best Actor at Cannes last year, premiering at The Grand Theatre. Director Lynne Ramsay was in attendance.
TIFF ’17 very much continues to be alive and kicking at its halfway point. We admit it, we’re drained but we look forward to the pace calming down tomorrow.
The Birks Diamond Tribute honouring the accomplishments of Canadian Women in Film. Held on the scenic rooftop of the Spoke Club, the gathering brought to us by Maison Birks and Telefilm Canada was a who’s-who and who’s next in the industry. Diverse honourees this year include Ellen Wong, Amanda Brugel, Mina Shum, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon and Sherry White. We are so honoured to have been one of 27 selected jurors across Canada! Hover left and right to navigate the slideshow.
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell are getting praise for their performances in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. We spotted the pair who play lovers in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. We spotted them out earlier doing the rounds and both were gracious to stop for fans! Huge fan of Bening!
Luke Evans‘ star continues to rise especially with his fantastic work in Beauty and the Beast. He is at TIFF ’17 with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tonight, a timely Film which comes off the recent Box Office record-setting success of the superhero on which it centers. Australian Actress Bella Heathcote also is here for the Film and looked lovely for her Premiere!
Lean on Pete is the one Horse Racing Film of TIFF ’17. Buzz came out of Telluride Film Festival for its star Charlie Plummer who finds himself in a quarter horse. Chloë Sevigny plays a jockey in the Drama. Both stars were kind to stop despite Sevigny joking that nobody knew who she was!
We love the international component of TIFF in that we get to see stars who normally aren’t based stateside here. Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour) and Matthias Schoenaerts graced the Red Carpet at Ryerson Theatre tonight for Racer and the Jailbird and despite being late, they introduced their Film and came back out to greet fans one-by-one. Amaze!
So you might’ve heard I was in New York City this past week enjoying the Met Gala(see the Photos!) and it was an amazing thrill seeing the Fashions and the Celebrity in-person after admiring them online for many years now. Red Carpets and flashing Cameras are something I vow to never get sick of! Promise. Hoping to visit again next Spring!
Although I did get to meet Met Gala Host Rooney Mara in-person and she was lovely to stop and say “hi” and blow me a kiss, unfortunately she didn’t do the Photo but I still will have the memory! One day I’ll have my Gwen Stefani and Anne Hathaway moment! I did get Photos with Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) and Tommy Hilfigger but unfortunately they just didn’t turn out:(
Fortunately, most of the Celebrities I met were more than obliging and here are some of the Stars I got to get Snap with below. And yes, that is KYLIE MINOGUE!!!! She is just as lovely as I’d dreamed! Ditto for Kelly Ripa!! Armie Hammer too!! And I don’t believe Zooey Deschanel said “yes”! She never does!!